Garden vegetable growing is an extremely fulfilling and pleasant experience. You get the freshness of the outdoors, the exercise of pulling up weeds and digging in the ground, and the great feeling of seeing the fruits of your labours growing up out of the ground. There is almost nothing better than the rewarding feeling you get when you pick a nice fresh head of lettuce or juicy tomato right out of your own yard and serve it up to your family. Gardening is work, but it is work of the best kind, which will make you feel good about yourself and even help you to save money in the long run.
When you decide to start a vegetable garden you must first make a very definite and detailed plan. Decide what plants you want to grow, and then see if they will grow in your area. Different plants thrive better in different areas, and you will need to do the research on that, before you buy anything. Decide how much garden space you want to dedicate to each type of plant, and see what kinds of soil you will need to invest in. Then go out and buy your plants.
Different plants grow best from seed, while others are easier to grow if you buy them when they are young plants. Veggies like corn and onions grow extremely well if you use seeds, while others like tomatoes and various herbs grow better if they have been started already and are in plant form.
Once you have bought your plants you will need to prepare your area. You can buy some garden beds or make your own raised garden beds and use these to plant your plants. Or you can use a section of your yard and make the rows and trenches straight into the ground. You may need to use more fertile soil than that which you already have, and this can be purchased easily at any gardening market or shop, and even in many supermarkets and large grocery chains.
When the field is tilled or the raised bed is in place, you can then plant your veggies. Veggies care and planting procedure varies with every type of veggie, but there are a few general rules. The first is obvious: be gentle with your plants. If you are planting from young plants then be sure that they are neither too deep nor too shallow in the ground. If you have seeds then be sure to grow them into seedlings before you plant them into the ground.
Plants can be a wonderful thing, and all they take is simple watering and weeding every couple of days and they’ll grow splendidly. If you are having trouble with your plants then you should go ask a local gardener or look up the problem online to see what’s wrong. Don’t wait until it’s too late in gardening, or you could lose a whole crop in a matter of days due to neglect. Take care of your garden and soon enough the investment will pay off and you will be enjoying your own home grown fruits and vegetables.